Plainville, Mass., June 24, 1921
Say it with Flowers
Our baseball team made a very
good start and was going along fine
until they went against the Domniek
& Haifa in last Friday's game, then
they certainly showed how the game
should nol be played in all its depart-
ments, the only excuse that can be
offered is that they were without the
services of Jelly on second and Jed-
linski in the outfield. The only reason
thai the manager can give for the
slaughter is thai they, having won all
the games so far' were suffering
with a large head and got careless.
But one game like this makes it more
interesting and now the other clubs
have more confidence in going up
again*! us but let the club not forget
the terrible drubbing they received
from the D. & H. to the tune of 18 to
'2. We expect that the frames from
now on will be more hotly contested
as all the teams have got going and
1he players understand each other's
style of playing. We may expect to
have some very hard games to win
in the league bill don't think for a
minute we have fallen down because
we dropped a game, for we will be
there fighting every inch of the games
of the future. The Mason Box nine
has been strengthened by the home
coming of Martin and Cummings, two
e dlege players who have shown speed
in their playing in their college nines;
and the K. of (\, also have added
some new faces to their team and will
now win a few games and will show
sonic of their last season's activity.
We are much pleased with the sup-
port we are receiving from the em-
ployees of the Factory and hope to
hold it by giving them the best that
is in us. When our team plays the
attendance is always above what it is
at the other games and the fans ex-
pect us to give them a fair run for
their money that's what we must do
in the future.
How would you like to see Jim
Gleeson out there on second again?
We are after him very hard but he
hasn't got warmed up to it as yet.
They Came=They Saw=
Friday, the tenth. It might just as
well have been the thirteenth as far
as that bowling match between Mid-
dleboro and the Soldered Mesh De-
partment was concerned. It is hard
to admit, and we notice that the girls
Over here didn't even ask to see the
scores, but Middleboro made our girls
eat crow. In the first match, rolled
at Middleboro, our girls won two out
of three, but must have suffered from
sad reversal of form for they were
The Middleboro girls arrived at 4.30
and Skipper Brown showed them
through the factory. Then they were
taken to our factory restaurant and
seiwed with a lobster salad supper.
We've heard of lobster salads being
described as "an unsuccessful at-
tempt to make both ends meet," but
Chef Olsen served us a real salad and
we all enjoyed it.
Cont'd on page 2, col. 3
If You Will, Yon Can.
By Dr. Win. A. McKeever
In a wonderful little magazine call-
ed The Golden Rule, I have just come
upon these words as written by
George Washington Robnett :
"Anything that you have a real de-
sire to do, you have the capacity to
do. Believe that and act upon your
belief, and there is nothing you aspire
to — within your own individual tal-
ent — that you cannot become. God
gives his children no hopes that are
impossible, no dreams that cannot
Effort, after it has brought success,
can never fairly be termed luck.
There is not much use in burying
the hatchet unless you forget the lo-
cal ion of the grave.
A Trip into Old Mexico
Cont'd By WALTER K1CE
The business houses also showed no
apparent effect of revolution. The
stores were all well stocked and we
saw much American merchaiftlise of-
fered for sale in the shops. Shoes were
not much higher in prices than in our
own stores, but clothing of the better
grades was considerably in excess of
whal is paid for the same quality in
our local shops.
That the Mexicans are an adorn-
ment -loving people, was soon found
out by us, interested members of the
party. The great number of jewelry
stores in cities visited, attested this
fact. Particularly in Mexico City is
there a great number of jewelry
stores, for the most part well stocked
and with much American jewelry.
Whiting & Davis mesh bags had a
prominent place in many of the win-
dows and I saw many bags of our
make carried on the streets. Some of
the finer stores compare favorably
with the best jewelry stores on New
York's famous Fifth Avenue.
The Mexican business man is a de-
lightful man to meet, cordial, ho.i
pitable and polite to a degree that
sometimes was uncomfortable to us
more brusque Americans.
We were invariably told, by Am-
ericans resident in Mexico, that the es-
tablished Mexican business. man is a
delight to do business with. Once
you have established your line with
mm, he is loyal to a degree. Any
contract he may make or obligation
undertaken is religiously carried out
Cont'd page 2 ,col. 2
If you want evidence thai charcoal
is good for the system, lake a look at
Steve in the soldering room
It was remarked- the other day that
Gene Manchester had a beard like
HAVE YOU A HOBBY?
I'l Bl ISHED Si:\ll-Mo\ | in ^
by the Employees of Whiting & Davie
Company, Plaiuville, Mass.
Publica lion Committee
J. O. Gagnon, Chairman
W. .M. Fuller Lee Higffina K. Gaddes
O. S oderstrom Mina Simpson
Editok . . II. 1). Rowan
Asst. Editor, Catherine Kennedy
COMMERCIAL PRESS- PR INTE R?
YOU A LEADER
Some are leaders and the rest are
leaiiers. All mankind may lie classi-
fied in one of those two groups. The
difference is not of brains, nor yet of
character, for in neither have the
leaders a monopoly; the qualities
which cause one man to go ahead on
his own. while the great majority of
his fellows are waiting' for some one
10 si ail them, are initiative and
What a funny thing- to write about,
yet, read what Emerson has written.
The eye is the first circle; the horizon
which it forms is the second; and
throughout nature this primary tig-
in.' is repeated without end.
Si. Augustine described the nature
of (iod as a circle whose center was
every where and its circumference
Men cease to interest us when we
find their limitations. The only sin
is limitation. As soon as you once
come up with a man's limitation, it is
all over with him.
Being ignorant is not so much a
shame, as being unwilling to learn.
— Benjamin Franklin.
I cannot consent to pay for privi-
w here I have intrinsic right.
The key to every man is his
thought. Sturdy and defying 1 hough
he look, he has a helm which he obeys.
Harold Jelly, our 2nd baseman, is
away from his work due to a carbun-
cle. May he be with us again soon is
(he earnest wish of many who saw the
18 lo 2 game.
It would be interesting to know of
those things that our shopmates do in
their spare time at home.
Have yon a hobby.' If so, you are
certainly of interest to Wadeo readers.
Why not let us start somthing right
now. Who knows? We may d'scover
here in our midst that we are coming
in contact daily with those who have
thoughts of other things than Mes 1 !
Bags. It is safe to say a greal many
are capable of doing things which
make life worth living and in which
they take a keen interest.
Think of the girls in the shop cap-
able of making their own c'othes,
fancy work, knitting, crocheting and
rug making, and then there are those
who are interested in drawing, paint-
ing, music, etc.. also politics; here we
have a great field..
Xow. fellows, this dosen't make
much of an impression on you until
married, and then it looks different to
On the other hand, how about the
fellows? They surely are doing things.
We know of some interested in Taxi-
dermy (the curing and mounting of
Birds, Animals, etc.!. picture fram-
ing, toy making, carpentering, boat
building, auto mechanics, and last but
not least. Home Brew.
To take a healthy interest in our
fellows is commendable, so let us
seek out the good and bring it forth.
Along this line a suggestion in clos-
ing: Just write on a slip of paper
your name and give to your Dept.
Mgr. that which holds your interest
after the day's work is done, and the
Wadco News will ferret out the rest.
Cont'd from page 1. col. 8
Mexico is on a gold basis, and they
have no paper money of any kind,
consequently they have no depreciated
currency and no exchange problems
to meet. Their purchases, however,
are limited strictly to their supply of
gold as they have had considerable
difficulty in getting any extensive
credit on account of the revolutionary
tendencies and unstable government.
This condition is bound to improve
for with a growing population in ex-
cess of fifteen million people, and
with a purchasing power that will in-
evitably increase with a stable gov-
ernment, Mexico promises lo be a
fertile market for jewelry of the r'ighl
Cont'd l loin page t. col. 2
Onward we went to Columbia Field
and watched Eddie Herlin pitch us
to a 4-2 victory over the K. of C.
At the Alleys in North Attleboro,
.Mrs. Ilattie Goodwin very modestly
admitted that she was going to see to
it that we got a grand beating, and
that under such personal supervision,
Middleboro would carry home the
bacon. Mrs. Goodwin was no idle
boaster, for she led the girls to such
a start that we never had a chance.
We must take this opportunity to
slate to the public that the bewitching
vamp. Corina, had no hole in her
slocking. Those who went down there
will remember that said Corina was
hindered in a fashion by having a hob'
in her stocking where it shouldn't
have showed — and did.
And for the final, we musl remark
that Ilattie Goodwin was just as g
at hitting the king pin as she is at
hilling the nail on the head. We ask
Clarence Skinner. Billy Ireland and
Dan Crotty to testify.
The Scores. Read them and weep.
WHITING & DAVIS COMPANY
F. Whiting 100 88 99 287
E. Cook 85 89 84 258
L. Cauvin 7- 90 75 243
M. .Miller 121 71 88 280
L. Babineau 72 66 89 227
You're enjoying good health —
You want to remain so — That's
You may be careless — That's pos-
You may have an accident — That 's
You sincerely hope not — That's
Then practice "Safety First"—
That 's wisdom.
A true man never acquires after
When on the road stop at "The
Pines" in Plaiuville for a good cold
drink, a sandwich, ice cream, etc.
Mi'. Eudels of the Die Cutting Dept.
will meet you.
"I HAVEN'T HAD TIME!"
By Napoleon Hill
These are four of the most danger-
ous words in the English language —
l I haven '1 had. time!" They mark
the dividing Line between success and
failure with hundreds of millions of
human beings. Two hours before I
started to write this I telephoned one
of the busies! and one of the most suc-
cessful business executives in Chicago
dor five minutes' interview. 1 started
to apologize for asking for even five
minutes of his time, but he cut me
short with : "Oh, thai 'a all right; I
have plenty of time!"
And he did !
When I got to Ins office I found
him siding in front of a flat top desk
that was cleared for action. There
was nothing 0:1 it except an ink stand
and a couple of pin trays.
I talked with him until I thought
my five minutes were about up, bivt
when he saw me look at my watch he
said: "Never mind; let's go further
into details. I waul to know all about
When the interview ended I saw:
that 1 had been there exactly one hour
and fifteen minutes. This man of af-
fairs did not seem in a hurry. Clerks
came and went as we talked. He
placed his initials on papers, glanced
al letters, answered the telephone and
probably did more work during thai
hour and fifteen minutes than the
av< rage man does in a whole day.
Yes, he took his time — listened to
all details — got at all available facts
— gave orders to his assistants and lis-
tened to everything 1 said with inter-
est, because he had plenty of time.
The man to whom 1 refer receives a
salary of .+1 ()(),()()() a year and owns a
considerable interest in one of the
largesl businesses of its kind in the
world, yet lie is never rushed for time.
The man who is succeeding always
has time for every needed task.
LINCOLN WAS RIGHT.
Do you remember Lincoln's story
about the little steamer with the big
whistle? "Every time they tooted
the whistle it blew off so much
steam that the boat stopped run-
That's the way with lots of people
today. If they would only use their
energy to drive the paddle wheel of
opportunity instead of eternally
blowing the whistle of discontent
they would find themselves going up
the stream of success so fast that
the barnacles of failure wouldn't
have a chance in the world to hook
on to their little craft.
CLIP THE COUPONS ..
It is a tine thing to have money in
the bank, but much belter to have the
money drawing interes. The Treasury
authorities at Washington report that
there is the tidy little sum of $83,000,
000 of a good many people's money in
the vaults, wailing to be claimed by
holders of uneashed Liberty Bonds.
This money is perfectly safe, but it is
nol adding a percentage to itself as
money not used by its owner should.
During the various war loan drives
the American people turned their poc-
kets inside out to help their Govern-
ment by investing in its securities,
but, after buying their bonds, the
holders of more than 7,000,000 of
these promises to pay made no effort
to collect their interest. Ensome cases
this was, 110 doubt, due to carelessness
but in many others the reasan was
falure to understand exactly what the
investment means. Libert y Bond
coupons, which have become due, may
be cashed at practically any bank
without the least bit of fuss over red
Some of the bonds issued by the
Treasury during the haste of war
were temporary and carried coupons
for only two years. In such cases the
bonds may be exchanged for more per-
manent securities with enough cou-
pons to last until the principle falls
d\io. The exchange may be made at
almost any bank.
The difficulty with leaving the cou-
pons uncollected is that, although the
bond draws interest, the coupon does
not, and" therefore the owner loses the
interest on his interest, a sum not to
be neglected because compound inter-
est mils up amazingly.
When the bond owners collect the
sums due them, a good many will dis-
cover that they have enough to add to
their holdings if the world's most
"It makes a difference,
Friends of mine,
Who talks in our factory
From time to time.
"Some whistle, some sing,
Some laugh, others chatter,
Some can do most anything
It doesn 't seem to matter.
We feel it the general opinion
Of all who find this true
'There musl be a happy medium'
I n everything we do".
The girls from Middleboro who at-
tended the bowling match at North
Attleboro wish to thank each and
everyone who rendered their services,
both directly or indirectly toward
making our evening a most enjoyable
one. We found you all very hospitable
and feel that we are very much indebt-
ed to you for the kind and generous
to you for the kind and generous
manner in which you received us.
Every minute was filled wiith one
pleasure after another.
The excellent supper was fully ap-
preciated and quickly devoured after
our long but untiring ride.
The Ball Game was an unexpected
pleasure and we sure were glad when
W. & D. came out the winners. The
remainder of the evening at the alleys
passed all too quickly, for there we
made good our promise "to keep our
nerve and bring home the bacon". We
would like very much to play another
game to give you a chance to gain at
least three points more, but realize it
may be rather late in the season.
Mr. Ireland faithfully carried out
Mr. Brown's instructions and chaper-
oned us safely home. Before the
evening was over the wisdom of that
arrangement was apparent, as our
chauffeur had troubles enough of his
Isn't that so, Clarence?
— H. E. G.
Why is Clarence like a woman?
Answer: II is no means yes !
Why does Ed wear a hat? Answer:
To keei) his head warm?
Why is Irene like the Boston Sub-
way? Answer: Because she is a little
out of the Common.
Why should Corina work in the
Post Office? Answer: Because she
can manage the mails (males).
Why is Marie like a minute hand?
Answer: Because she is always on the
Why is Caroline's nose in the mid-
dle of her face? Answer: Because it is
the scenter (center)
What is the difference between
Mary and an umbrella? Answer-.
One Can be shut up— the other refus-
As summer breezes stealing,
Fill woods and fields with song.
Flossie keeps us reeling
Light-hearted all day Ion.'-''.
He knows much who knows how to
hold his tongue."
**&£&€ AUGHT IN THE MKSH^^
LEADERSHIP AS MAJOR BACH
Commissions will not make you
leaders, they will merely make you
Leadership is a composite of a
number of qualities. Among the most
important arc Self Confidence, Moral
Ascendency, Self Sacrifice, Fairness,
Paternalism. Initiative. Decision. Dig-
nity and Courage.
To lead yon must know. You may
Muff all your men some of the time,
but you can't do it all the time. There
is no substitute for accurate knowl-
If at times you fly off the handle,
yon have no business to be in charge
of men. For men in anger say and
do things that they almost invariably
If you have a rotten Company it is
because yon are a rotten Captain.
(.cuius is merely the capacity of
taking infinite pains.
Any reasonable order in an emer-
gency is better than no order..
Be the friend of your men, but do
not become their intimate.
Above all things don't cheapen
yourself by courting their friendship
or currying their favor. They will
despise you for it.
Courage is more than bravery.
Bravery is fearlessness, the absence
Courage is that firmness of spirit,
that moral backbone which, while
fully appreciating the danger involv-
ed nevertheless goes on with the un-
Know your men. Know your busi-
ness. Know yourself.
At the baseball game the other night
it was noticed that two girls had on
their fellows' hats. We wonder, if
they paid the forfeit ?
Celina seems to have forgotten how
to vamp, now that Owen and James
are not working.
Poor John has been wandering
around with a faraway look on his
face since Tina left. We sympathize
with you, John, from the bottom of
Eddie D. hangs everything but his
shirl on the line since he had a tele-
phone installed. I tell you. girls, be-
ware for he is some bidder.
( take a ride')
CAN V()l' IMAGINE?
Surely, you are not trying to guess
who this is! Don't you all recognize
your friend Eva Contoies in her new
Overland? This little machine may
not appeal to everyone, but to Eva it
renders wonderful service. "The
springs." she say, "can't be beat."
and you can imagine the test she gives
Decoration Day she took a trip to
Crescent Park and while driving
through the country, nearly killed all
the chickens. Danger means nothing
to her whatever, as she flirts with
death at every curve. Xo wonder she
had to try two or three times before
she got her license. P>ut after her
trip to Old Orchard this summer we
are sure she will be able to enter the
races with anyone.
They say Cliff Crotty is very slow.
Put we saw him every night at the
For the girls, they say he does not
When it comes to Musical Comedies,
he's always there.
To the Elm Theatre every night,
He was there of course to see the
Perhaps the chorus girls aren't to
Put believe me he got there jusl 1 lie
We know the Middlcboro Guests
had an enjoyable time, esp cially their
trip home as they had with them Bil-
ly Ireland and Clarence to help cele-
brate the victory. It is said the truck
gol back from Middlcboro around 4
o'clock the next morning. We should
be pleased to hear from II. 0. any-
thing she can send us that might lift
the dark cloud and show its silver lin-
Wauled — Informal ion about the
person who let the air out of Percy
Rhodes' tires. Tell us, boys, was it a
' ' put up job V
Erleen Parker with a steady?
Bertha G. deaf and dumb?
Idclla 1). without her whistle?
Vange G. to cease her sighh
Edith II. not dancing?
Mildred without Pyrand?
Madeline P. deeply in love?
S ella -J. without a pick up?
V< ra and Louise marrying again?
Eva C. tall and thin? "
Gene Manchester short and fat?
Frank Murphy without his sweetheart
Arthur Bunky as a hermit?
Frank Gaddes doing the toe dance?
Mildred D. in an airplane as her say-
ing is "the skv is her limit"?
Do this not only for your own good
but also for those for whom yo i
work. The present is a very goo 1
time to remember:
To turn out your electric light af-
To shut off the water when through
washing your hands.
To make your work as good as po ;-
sible. thereby eliminating repa : rs
To waste nothing of value, for much
can he salvaged.
To gather np tools for which you
have no use and turn them in to your
To use spiral to the best advantage.
Remember somebody labored to mike
it. Don't throw it around.
To use shop supplies as if you
yourself were the purchase r.
To do those things which you wouM
have others do for you. if you were
in the employers' position.
How does Eva's car run, Boehnh
Ask Lillian St. John why Frank
Murphy get her goat.
It would be of interest to some to
know if Lena B. paid the forfeit at
the baseball game. Did ne?
Thou shall be paid exactly for what
thou hast done, no more, no lev-
Ford Owner — Give me five gallons
of castor oil.
Garage Man — Vou mean gasoline,
not castor oil.
Ford Owner — I guess 1 know what
1 mean. Thai car hasn't passed a thing
(on the road) today.